ESPN's College Football Fan Happiness Index

Cincinnati's hot start has led to positive sentiments around the program. John Cordes/Icon Sportswire

ESPN's College Football Fan Happiness Index (FHI) attempts to quantify the un-quantifiable: the emotion of every fan base.

Using seven different variables, every team receives an FHI rating from 0 to 100, with 100 being the happiest. Remember, happiness isn't just about how much teams excel in every category, but how they're doing relative to what its fans expect. The seven inputs into FHI are: team strength and accomplishment, head coach hot seat rating, recruiting trend, rivalry dominance, revenue growth, Twitter sentiment rating and in-game panic rating. (Recruiting trend is only a factor in the offseason. In-game panic rating is only a factor in-season. More details on methodology can be found HERE.)

In the table below, the numbers listed for team power, panic, rivalry dominance and revenue are each team's percentile in that category. For hot seat, the listed number is the coach's percentage chance to be fired during or following this season. And Twitter is the estimated percentage of positive-sentiment tweets.